Lee Haney – Mr. Olympia – Workout

Lee Haney (born November 11, 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a former American IFBB professional bodybuilder. Haney is the joint record holder, along with Ronnie Coleman, for winning the most Mr. Olympia titles(8).

One Haney’s most famous quotes is that we should “train to stimulate, not annihilate”.

The following bodybuilding workout training routine has propelled Mr. Haney as well as various other champions to victory & it can help you get ripped as well, whether you plan on competing or not. This workout is designed as a split exercise program to be used 3+1 day off, each following the other. However, if you’re new to bodybuilding, you should start with the first program & focus on it for 4-6 weeks before incorporating the second program into your strength training program.

Haney’s 4 rules:

  • Train to stimulate, not annihilate.
  • Listen to your body. If you feel overly fatigued on any certain workout day, utilize less sets & weight, or skip the workout all together. Overtraining is counterproductive & can result in injury.
  • Pyramiding your weight on sets is the fasted way to develop both strong and well-developed muscle mass. Start with a lighter weight and increase throughout the set.
  • You have to eat to gain meat. Your diet should reflect  & supply the nutrients your body is demanding from the workout.


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Day 1 – Chest: 

• Bench press (barbell) 4 setsx6-8reps
• Flat bench dumbbell press 3 setsx8-10reps
• Incline barbell press 4 setsx6-8reps
• Incline dumbbell press 3setsx8-10reps Biceps: Barbell curls 4 setsx6-8reps
• Preacher curls 4 setsx8-10reps
• Triceps: Press downs 4setsx10-12reps
• Lying French press 4setsx 6-8reps

Day 2 – Legs:
• Extensions 4 setsx12-15reps
• Leg Press: 4 setsx10-12 reps (every 3 rd leg workout)
• Squats: 4-5 setsx8-10reps
• Hamstring curls 4setsx8-10reps
• Stiff leg deadlifts: 3-4 sets 8-10reps (every 3 rd workout)

Day 3 – Back: 
• pull downs (front) 4setsx8-10reps
• Bent barbell rows 4 setsx6-8reps or T-bar rows
• Long cable rows 4setsx8-10reps
• Shoulders: Military press (standing) 4-5setsx6-8reps
• Lateral raises 4 setsx8-10reps
• Upright rows 4 setsx6-8reps

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Day 1 – Chest:
 • Bench press (barbell) 4-5setsx6-8reps
• Incline barbell bench press 4sets 8-10reps
• Lying dumbbell fly’s 4setsx 10reps
• Dips 3-4setsx 12-15reps
• Cable crossovers 3-4setsx12-15reps (every other workout using this routine)
• Barbell or dumbbell curls 4-5setsx6-8reps
• Incline dumbbell curls (seated) 4setsx8-10reps
• Concentration dumbbell curls 4setsx8-10reps
• Press downs 4setsx12-15reps
• One arm dumbbell extension 4setsx8-10reps
• Reverse one-arm cable extensions 3-4setsx10-12reps
Day 2 – Legs: 
• Extensions 4-5setsx12-15reps
• Leg press 4setsx10-12reps
• Squats 4-5setsx8-10reps
• Leg curl 4setsx8-10reps
• Stiff leg deadlift 3-4setsx6-8reps (every other workout using this routine)
Day 3 – Back: 
• Pull downs 4setsx10-12reps or wide grip pull-ups 4setsx6-8reps
• Bent barbell row 4setsx8-10reps or T-bar row 4setsx6-8reps
• Long cable rows 4setsx8-10reps
• One arm dumbbell row 4setsx8-10reps
Day 4 Off 

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– Vertical leg raise 4setsx15-20reps
– Incline sit ups 4setsx15-20
– Seated leg raise 4setsx15-20

– Standing toe raises or donkey machine toe raise 6setsx15-20
– Seated toe raise 3-4 setsx15-20

Training video:

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.[/quote]

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